Ann Odong. Photo credit: Efcso
Ann Odong. Photo credit: Efcso

Ann Odong: Making a difference to female football

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Summerland Football is highlighting the inspirational women on and off the pitch that continue to make a difference to the game in this country

She is the former founder and editor of the website, The Women’s Game. Ann Odong has been writing and promoting women’s football for over 10 years.

During this time Ann has covered all ten seasons of the W-League, the 2010 and 2014 Asian Cups, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2017 Algarve Cup, all the Matildas internationals from 2008-17 and a range of AFC youth tournaments for the Young and Junior Matildas. The website which was bought by Nextmedia, the people behind Four Four Two and Inside Sport, in January, was and continues to be the voice of all levels of women’s football.

“When 2008 came around and the W-League came around, I thought why not start a website with all the information on women’s football in just one place so people who are researching don’t have to try and go to 15 different types of sites to find what they need.”

Since leaving The Women’s Game, Ann has now taken up a role developing FFA’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bid. If the last 10 years are anything to go by, Australia is in very safe hands with Ann at the helm of our World Cup bid.

Photo credit: Efcso